What fish is this ?

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  1. Ginger

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    hi guys, caught this fish today, but i have no idea what it is.
    Does anyone know ?

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    Fairy or mystic wrasse ?
     
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    Common name - surge wrasse
    Thalassoma purpureum
     
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  5. Ginger

    Ginger Thread Starter

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    i have 5 marine books at home , and it does look like a wrasse, but couldnt find it in the book, thats why i was asking.
    thanks for the help :) much appreciated
     
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    Can reach about 43cm...:eek::eek:

    Surge Wrasse, Thalassoma purpureum
    Surge Wrasse - Thalassoma purpureum
    Thalassoma purpureum, Surge wrasse : fisheries, gamefish, aquarium

    Little bit of "useless" info...:blush:..but having 5 Books already.. you probably knew that by now...:lol:
    Christmas Wrasse, Thalassoma trilobatum
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    NO........! WHY........! All I can catch Is Convict Tangs and Blackspot Sergeants. I'm so jealous right now.
     
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    Ginger Thread Starter

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    ah yes i saw that, can grow over 40cm! thats crazzzzzzzy :eek: , im scared to put it with my clown fish though , i read that they will get along and might have a disagreement now and again, but i dono .
    , im also seeing alot of Convict Tangs and Blackspot Sergeants around. I suppose i was just lucky today :)
     
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    Caught me quite a few convicts today, and believe me if I say...... Quite a few........ Lol
     
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    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    How do you catch your fish and with what coz I'm struggling to catch them? I saw a mandarin fish the other day that I wanted to catch but I was too slow.
     
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    Ginger, are you going to keep it? Like mentioned it gets very big and is not reef safe. They also need sand to hide in sometimes as some wrasses do. How big is your tank?
     
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    ummm nope, im going to throw it back :) i only got a 120L tank and it would be cruel to keep it .
     
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    vincentputter i take a 2L coke bottle cut the top off and poke about 4 small holes into it, then you can get yourself a cheap scuba-diving kit and use the coke bottle as a scoop, to try catch the fish .
    But a net also works just as well , Ive gone many times and not caught anything . But sometimes you get lucky :)
    just remember to have your marine license with you whenever you go. Park-sport is everywhere.
     
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    Thanks for the tips!
     
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